All it took to make my day perfect was three Queen Palms!
Palms that dumped dirt in my shoes and down my shirt and into my mouth while I was trying to load them into the truck. But they have been forgiven, since they look so pretty on my patio.
They are replacing the dead plants that have graced the space since last summer. I'm just not so good with plants or flowers. No matter how hard I try I end up killing them, and then once they're dead and I don't have to water them anymore, I kind of forget they're there. And so they stay.
NOT that I plan for my new palms to die. They're really big so I figure they'll have a stronger hold to life. It'd be nice if I could keep SOMETHING alive and not be the Grim Reaper of Gardening.
I also picked up a hanging basket and a few other potted flowers (or plants? I can't really tell). I just can't help but try again every spring, though the outcome is always the same: brown. At least my patio will look good tomorrow for my birthday BBQ!
Next obsession- finding the perfect pots to put them in. Knowing me, this could take months.